Gamers worldwide will have their first chance to create their own Spore space amoeba on June 17, when Electronic Arts will ship the complete retail version of the Spore Creature Creator. A free Spore Creature Creator demo will be available for download on the same day.
The Spore Creature Creator gives Spore fans the first hands-on opportunity to design their own species and share it with their friends. All creatures designed with the Spore Creature Creator can be imported into the full retail version of Spore for PC and Mac.
Spore ships for PC and Mac on September 5 in Europe and September 7 in North America.
The Spore Creature Creator will carry a paltry $9.99 price tag (the same amount, 9.99, in Euros). The free demo version of the Spore Creature Creator will be available worldwide via download from the Spore Web site. The Spore Creature Creator demo will let players shape, paint and play with an unlimited number of creatures, using 25 percent of the creature-making parts from Spore.
Once their creature is created, gamers can then share these creations with their friends, including seamless uploads to YouTube. The demo will also be included in the The SimCity Box, which ships on June 23.
Spore is a “life simulator” from the developers behind The Sims. Players can create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe created by other gamers. Spore lets players customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings and even UFOs.